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1.0 out of 5 stars wouldn't frighten a baby, 25 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Spider Baby [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD] (Blu-ray)
I like weird films (the weirder the better) - David lynch, Bunuel or Dario Argento - but Spider Baby is not particularly unusual resembling a bland TV series rather than a proper film. Sometimes promises but never delivers anything of interest, too much dialogue (especially from Lon Chaney Jr) boring to look at, WARNING to lovers of the weird avoid like the plague.
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Initial post: 6 Aug 2013 01:16:24 BDT
PeKa says:
Very funny that this guy claims to like weird films, and does not recognize one if it is not in his Arthouse-Cinema-for-Dummies list.

So SPIDER BABY and MANCHESTER MORGUE have too much dialogue, and the only 5-star-film on your list is a mainstream teenage flick.
What a connoisseur you are..!

Admit it Crouch, you feel much more at home among Adam Sandler abominations and safe stuff that fits your narrow mind.
Nothing wrong with that - just stop making a fool out of yourself.

"WARNING to lovers of the weird avoid like the plague."

Sure, bro... What we lovers of the weird want is warnings to keep us safe from surprises!

Posted on 25 Feb 2014 23:53:54 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Feb 2014 23:54:54 GMT
O. Twaddle says:
Oh, Please! Go watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer and leave this Gem to us true fans... There is not one bad thing about this awesome movie. Just for the record, It wasn't supposed to be scary as hell... It was suppose to be dark humor and creepy!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2014 21:57:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Sep 2014 00:58:31 BDT
M P Crouch says:
L'Age d'or, Eraserhead, or Salo, are weird films not children's hour trash like Spider Baby. If you'd kept your comments to criticism of my review that would be it but as it is I'm not interested in your teatime tantrums and as for Adam Sandler !! - I bet you could tell me ALL about him. Grow up.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2014 22:05:59 BDT
M P Crouch says:
BAD ACTING, BAD DIRECTING, BAD SCREENPLAY, AND BAD CINEMATOGRAPHY - "True fans" are easily pleased.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Sep 2014 04:52:44 BDT
PeKa says:
More than a year has passed and Crouch has managed to find two more titles from some academic cinema list. Matured he has sadly not...
Again he has mentions Lynch plus two European classics of the highest "weirdo" ranking he could find.
Sure he does not make any difference between Argento and Pasolini - to him they are both Italian names which impress the other kids at school. It's not a question of his own taste, mind you, it's just shallow name-dropping.

Oh yeah... And as an afterthought he tries adding the teenage insults of BAD this and BAD that.

Baaaad sheep...!

What he does not understand is that the truly weird and eccentric things in this world enlighten us not because of their adaptability to mainstream concepts of "good" or "bad", and neither does he understand the ideas behind Surrealism and political parable on the one hand and the inspired charm of progressive impulses in exploitation cinema on the other.

Will he learn...?
Well, since "avoidance" is his advice on things beyond him, I fear he won't...
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